Sound Recordings
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Brief Description: The collection consists of recordings of Jewish music and the spoken word. Included are folk, cantorial, theater, music. It contains some 15,000 *78*, *45*, and *33* rpm discs and cylinder recordings; over 1,000 open reel and cassette tapes; piano rolls, record catalogs and other related ephemera.  The earliest item in the collection is a wax cylinder, dating from 1900.  The most recent is a 1987 compact disc of klezmer music.  There are over 1,000 78 rpm discs including literary readings and theater performances by Aaron Lebedeff, Molly Picon, Boris and Bessie  Thomashefsky, Maurice Schwartz, Sholem Aleichem, Yosele Rosenblatt.  The series of analog LP records covers both new recordings as well as reissues of classic 78 rpm records.
Held at:
YIVO Online Guide
Record Series Number: RG 115 /RG 115 
Created by: Sound Recordings
Volume: 0.0
Access Restrictions: The collection is open by appointment with the Sound Archivist. For information write to Lorin Sklamberg at
Subject Index
Folklore and Ethnography
Religious Life
Social Welfare
United States
Yiddish Language and Linguistics
YIVO Institute For Jewish Research (New York)
Genres/Forms of Material
Documents - Collection
Finding Aid Revisions: 1994/06/08 ; 1999/07/12 ; GMB
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